Jewish teaching commands us to work toward a sustainable future for every living being by living out the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedek (justice), derekh eretz (civility and humanity), and chesed (mercy and kindness), among others.
To support NVHC’s commitment to such values and work towards a sustainable future, the NVHC Green Team has the purpose of identifying and implementing specific solutions to reduce NVHC’s carbon footprint, enhance sustainability, and educate congregants of all ages on what they can do to reduce their individual carbon footprint. The Green Team recently had a free energy audit conducted for NVHC’s building, which will inform potential plans to make our building more energy efficient.
Green Team members serve as ambassadors, promoting sustainable initiatives and solutions throughout congregational life. The Green Team does not lead external advocacy efforts, but coordinates initiatives with the Social Action Committee and any of the organizations that NVHC works with (VOICE, Cornerstones, etc.)
We have recently joined the Fairfax County Adopt-A-Highway Program, adopting part of Wiehle Ave. Check the NVHC weekly email to find out when the next highway clean up is!
Read the NVHC Green Team Charter and contact ViewClick Here to View Contact Information if you would like to get involved.